Racial Residential Segregation Measurement Project

U of M

    Web Sites focused on Census Data, Race and Residential Segregation

Web Sites focused on Census Data, Race and Residential Segregation


The Bureau of the Census and Census Data





            The questionnaire used in the Census of 2000




            Maps used in Census 2000:




            Geographic concepts used in the Census of 2000




            Tabulations of census 2000 data for geographic areas:

            This is known as the Census Bureau’s American Factfinder:




            Definitions of metropolitan areas used in 2000




Residential Segregation for All Metropolitan Areas from 1980 through 2000




            This website, developed at the State University of New York in Albany by John Logan and Brian Stults contains a very rich array of measures of racial residential segregation for all metropolitan areas defined for Census 2000.  Census tract data are used and four racial groups are considered:  Whites, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians – in each census year.  In addition, segregation indexes are presented for 1990 and 2000 for the major component groups within the Hispanic population.



Residential Segregation Measures for Cities from 1890 through 1990




            David Cutler, Edward Glaeser and Jacob Vigdor of the National Bureau for Economic Research developed the data set and indexes presented in this website.  The considered metropolitan area or central cities and present indexes of dissimilarity and isolation indexes for the 1890 to 1990 span.  For dates prior to 1940, ward data are used; for later dates, census tract data.  For 1990, they also present the clustering, concentration and centralization indexes of residential segregation. 



Numerous Residential Segregation Measures for all Metropolises in 1990




            This website was developed by Roderick Harrison and his collaborators at the U. S. Census Bureau.  It considers all metropolises defined for the Census of 1990, and provides 16 different indexes of residential segregation for five different racial groups.  That is, the residential distributions of American Indians, Asians, Blacks and Hispanics were compared to the residential distribution of non-Hispanic Whites in 1990.  Several thousand indexes of residential segregation for 1990 are available at this site.



Residential Segregation Measures for Counties in the State of Michigan, 2000





            Michigan State University’s Program for Applied Demography and Ecology provides many data about Michigan’s population at this website including racial residential segregation indexes for Michigan counties and segregation scores comparing the residential distribution of the poor and not poor population.



Accessible information about Census 2000, Census Data Products and Findings from the Census of interest to journalists:




            This website was developed by Steven Doig at the Arizona State’s Cronkite School of Journalism.  It provides a great deal of information about the census itself, accessing and utilizing data from the census including information pertaining to residential segregation and information about newspaper stories reporting findings from the census.


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